Athletics | Running Trail
what
Wadi Bih Run - Hatta Edition 2021
when
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
where
Hatta, United Arab Emirates | AE
who
Wadi Bih
The Wadi Bih Run was the brainchild of John Gregory & John Young and this edition marks 28 years since 1993 when a total of 80 hardy souls ran, in relay teams of 5, from RAK, adjacent the Arabian Gulf through the dramatic Wadi Al Biyh before climbing to over 1000m and descending to Dibba via the dramatic narrow gorge - Wadi Khabb Al Shamsi - with the stunning trajectory of the mountains adjacent the Gulf of Oman.

Wadi Bih Run returns back with its Hatta edition on the 5th of February, 2021. This date was previously booked for our Dibba edition, but the borders have been closed (due to pandemic) and the course has also been washed up by rains.

This edition of the Hatta run is similar to our previous Hatta run and starts from the Hatta Wadi Hub by Meraas, Hatta, U.A.E.
The run will stay in line with its values of being an escape from the city while still being over rugged terrain and in the mountain, which gives the event a unique flavor.
The overall length of the course is 35Km and is split into 10 stages of different lengths and elevation levels, going through the Hatta border mountain (607m altitude), plantation, and kayak lake.

This event features two different categories -
Solo: Solo 10Km, Solo 20Km and Solo 35Km (6:15 AM mass start)
Teams (5 participants): Team 35Km and Team 70Km (6:30 AM onwards)

1. Teams MUST have a 4x4 vehicle due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate. The 4x4 vehicles must be 7 seaters (in order to have 4 pax at the same time with accordance to COVID regulations)
2. Teams MUST comprise of 5 members, with at least 1 female runner in order to eligible for prizes. It is possible to have even only 3 members in a team with no female runner, but you wouldn't be eligible for prizes.
3. Support stations are available only for Solo runners. Teams must be self-sufficient.
4. Race pack bags can be collected from the registration desk at the venue.
5. Camping spaces available, however, participants must bring their own equipment/gear and a 2-meter gap should be left between each tent.

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation with implications for every aspect of life.
Rest assured that we have taken the necessary precautions and have implemented all the recommended COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of all the participants at the event. 

Location

Venue
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding
City
Hatta
Country
United Arab Emirates | AE

Races


  • 11 hr
AED 0.00 Register
| 05:30
  • 10 km
AED 290.00 Register
| 06:15
  • 20 km
AED 290.00 Register
| 06:15
  • 35 km
AED 290.00 Register
| 06:15
  • 70 km
AED 290.00 Register
| 06:15
  • 35 km
AED 1,450.00 Register
| 06:30
  • 70 km
AED 1,450.00 Register
| 06:30

Registration

Registration open
Tue. 20 Oct. 2020
Registration close
Tue. 2 Feb. 2021 or sooner if the event is fully-booked.
Participation
Individual athletes and teams
Included
Products included with registration fee:
1. Race pack bag
2. Online photograph service
3. Automatic timekeeping and Online certificate
4. Race T-shirt
5. Lunch
6. Race bibs
Refund policy
Athletes have the option to protect fees for unforeseen and outside of control cancellations.

Practical info

Races
Race information
Race pack collection
Where: Registration desk at the Venue

Timings: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 4th Feb and 4:00 AM onwards, 5th Feb
Transport to start
All participants are required to reach the Venue, Hatta Wadi Hub by Meeras, on their own or by asking other participants using our Facebook group should they need assistance.

Course / track / circuit

Difficulty
Advanced
Support stations
Support stations present at checkpoints for Solo runners only. Teams must be self-sufficient.
Spectators area(s)
Event village.

Facilities & services

Medical
Registered Nurse and / or Paramedic present, Physician present.
Parking
Available at the venue.
Toilets
Available at the venue.
Changing rooms
Available at the venue.
Showers
Available at the venue.
Other
Camping facilities are available within the venue.
Participants and their family members are encouraged to camp overnight.
It is free of charge, however, participants must bring their own gear/equipment.

Timing & certification

Timing
Automated timing
Certificate
Electronic certificates
Medals
Finisher medals
Trophies
For winners only.

Additional information

Documents
Last updated: Wed. 4 Nov. 2020 16:16 +0400

Volunteer | Marshal


Duration
  • 11 hr
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
05:30
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Age categories
/ 16-99
Registration fee
16yr - 99yr    AED 0.00
Note(s)
The course is 35 km with 10 checkpoints and we are looking for volunteers to man the checkpoints. This will entail camping the night before or starting very early as the runners start at 6:15 AM and we need to have the volunteer marshals at the checkpoints at this time until 6:00 PM.
The volunteer marshals will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
There is a fantastic atmosphere with the team runners and also the solo runs.

We can offer a 50% discount entry for the solo run category to anyone who can arrange for their family or friends to volunteer and act as a Marshall at a checkpoint.

Solo 10Km


Distance
  • 10 km
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
06:15
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Age categories
/ 18-99
Registration fee
18yr - 99yr    AED 290.00
Note(s)
Solo 10Km participants would be running upto Checkpoint 2 (halfway point 5Km) and then turning back towards the starting point.
Checkpoint 2 is just below the Hatta border mountain.

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Solo 20Km


Distance
  • 20 km
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
06:15
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Age categories
/ 18-99
Registration fee
18yr - 99yr    AED 290.00
Note(s)
Solo 20Km participants would be running upto Checkpoint 4 (halfway point 10Km) and then turning back towards the starting point.
Checkpoint 4 would be at the top of the Hatta border mountain (607m altitude).

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Solo 35Km


Distance
  • 35 km
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
06:15
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Cut-off
12h 30m
Age categories
/ 18-99
Registration fee
18yr - 99yr    AED 290.00
Note(s)
Solo 35Km participants would be running the entire length of the course i.e. 35Km, which would be split over 10 checkpoints.

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Solo 70Km


Distance
  • 70 km
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
06:15
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Cut-off
12h 30m
Age categories
/ 18-99
Registration fee
18yr - 99yr    AED 290.00
Note(s)
Solo 70Km participants would be running the entire length of the course twice as the course is only 35Km with being split into 10 different check points.

Support stations would be available at various checkpoints.

Team 35Km


Distance
  • 35 km
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
06:30
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Cut-off
12h 30m
Age categories
none
Team categories
/ 9-99
Registration fee
Team relay
9yr - 99yr    AED 1,450.00
Note(s)
1. Teams MUST have a 4x4 vehicle due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate. The 4x4 vehicles must be 7 seaters (in order to have 4 pax at the same time with accordance to COVID regulations).
2. In order to be eligible for prizes, each team must comprise of 5 runners with at least 1 female runner.
3. It is possible to form a team with 3/4 participants as well, but you would not be eligible for prizes.
4. Teams must be self-sufficient. Support stations are only for Solo runners.
5. Team vehicles must drive carefully and ensure safety of runners.

Team 70Km


Distance
  • 70 km
Start date
Fri. 5 Feb. 2021
Start time
06:30
Start location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Finish location
Hatta Wadi Hub by Dubai Holding, Hatta (AE)   [View on map]
Cut-off
12h 30m
Age categories
none
Team categories
/ 9-99
Registration fee
Team relay
9yr - 99yr    AED 1,450.00
Note(s)
1. Teams MUST have a 4x4 vehicle due to the nature of course, without it you wouldn't be allowed to participate. The 4x4 vehicles must be 7 seaters (in order to have 4 pax at the same time with accordance to COVID regulations).
2. In order to be eligible for prizes, each team must comprise of 5 runners with at least 1 female runner.
3. It it possible to form a team with 3/4 participants as well, but you would not be eligible for prizes.
4. Teams must be self-sufficient. Support stations are only for Solo runners.
5. Team vehicles must drive carefully and ensure safety of runners.
6. Teams must complete the entire course twice (total length of course is 35Km).
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